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to call at this point. derrick. >>> thank you anita. we have a winner in the virginia u.s. senate race. democrat tim kaine defeats george allen. now, andrea ma karen is with the -- andrea ma karen is with -- mac karen is with them. and sadie is with the democratic party. >> reporter: yeah. people were cautious coming in. it took a while to develop. tim kaine is finishing up his victor speech. there he goes. thanking everybody. i don't know if you can hear me. but the crowd is very excited. tim kaine hugging congressman bobby scott right there. and to the far right i'm not sure if you can see him, but it is his father-in-law. obviously even very excited -- everybody excited. it was a hard fought, tight race. $80 million. the most expensive senate race this year. lots of negative ads. 50 million of that money came from outside sources. and governor kaine said they fought against the negative advertisements. everybody very excited. tim kaine talked a little about his missionary work. he took a year off from college and went and lived in honduras where he went to missionary for a year. tal
and 47 republicans. one-third of the u.s. senate is up for election tonight. that's 33 seats. 23 democratic and ten republican. in order for the republicans to take control of the senate, they would need to win four seats. that bat logical take place in about a dozen states from places like connecticut and massachusetts out east to nevada and arizona out west. cbs news considers six of these states true tossups. that's massachusetts, connecticut, virginia, wisconsin, north dakota, and montana. republicans have what they're calling their big four. that's montana, north dakota, nebraska and wisconsin. republicans tell us in order for them to win the senate they have to win the majority of the big four. the polls have closed. we're going to take a closer look in virginia where the polls have closed at the senate race there. there's a contest between two former popular governors. you have republican george allen, the former u.s. senator from that state and democrat tim kaine, the former head of the democratic national committee. this is a very tight race. it's also the most expensive
to get results in from the state of virginia. the big race there, of course, the u.s. senate seat. george allen versus tim kaine and 35%, allen is ahead 56% to tim kaine's 34%. >> live in richard where his supporters are starting to gather. andrea? >> reporter: in fact, i am live at the entire virginia gop party headquarters. eric cantor, house majority leader, has taken the stage now. the crowd is really getting fired up. the state party chair said the polls have closed, the crowd cheered and better yet, the advertising has stopped. the crowd went wild. he also took some jabs at democrats. let's start with a joke, he said. one that doesn't have a punch line. joe biden. the crowd went wild. and said that the gop has worked together in this election in an unprecedented manner. one million doors have been knocked on. not just for one candidate, he said, but for the entire party. again, we'll be checking in again. eric cantor on the stage with his family now. i'm going to send it back to you live from richard. >> ann andrea, thank you. exciting stuff. challenged to retain his u.s. senate sea
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